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Future plans for IMSI/Design include wearable Google Glass computer and TurboSite
June 21st, 2013 by Susan Smith
IMSI/Design announced at the 2013 AIA National Convention that TurboSite will be available for Google Glass when the innovative smart device is launched later this year.
The combination of Google Glass for site evaluation and TurboSite, a field reporting app, will be a great one. Users will be able to do site inspections without having to carry building plans, digital camera, laptop and other accoutrements.
“Using Google Glass and TurboSite, we’re literally letting someone to walk onto a job site carrying absolutely nothing,” said Royal Farros, company CEO.
According to IMSI materials, Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical, head-mounted display. A user — carrying nothing but wearing the smart device glasses and running TurboSite — will see building plans directly in front of them. GPS will track their movement through a drawing. The built-in eye glass camera will let them take pictures and record video and TurboSite will automatically insert these into a markup layer at the exact location. When the field report is finished, it is automatically printed for distribution or instantly sent electronically to the entire design and construction team.